nature

Celebrate #30DaysWild This June

The Wildlife Trusts are encouraging people to interact with nature every day this June for #30DaysWild. Their website and app are full of ideas, and no matter where you live, there are ways to connect with nature, from planting a tree to making seed-bombs, growing your own fruit and veg to putting out food for […]

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Eat, Gift

Top Ten Accessories for a Perfect Picnic

Picnics are one of the best things about the sun coming out. OK, so eating outdoors can mean fending off wasps, ants and other bugs. You might get grass or sand in your food. But there’s something about breathing in fresh air as you eat, maybe mingling with the whiff of a BBQ (who says a picnic […]

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Grow

Grow a rainbow

There are so many seeds out there that it can be hard to choose what to go for (though picking your seeds at a garden centre is half the fun of gardening). I tend to opt for things that are either easy and plentiful to grow (radishes, peas, lettuce, tomatoes), expensive to buy (sorrel, rocket, […]

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Grow

How to pot on tomatoes

My tomatoes have started looking a little leggy recently – which sadly doesn’t mean that they’d look great in a little black dress. Leggy plants have too much stem compared to foliage – but luckily, this is an easy problem to solve. Tomatoes are terribly clever plants that are able to grow roots through their […]

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